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1:55 PM ET, October 21, 2021

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ABC News:
Trump announces the Trump Media & Technology Group and TRUTH Social, a social network coming in Nov. to “stand up” to Big Tech, in the App Store for preorder  —  The former president has been banned from several platforms.  —  Silenced by many major platforms …
Todd Spangler / Variety:
WarnerMedia reports Q3 results: HBO and HBO Max subscribers reached 69.4M, up 1.9M from Q2 and 12.5M from last year; revenue was $8.4B, up 14.2% YoY  —  But international markets more than made up the difference: Worldwide, there were 69.4 million global HBO Max and HBO subscribers at the end of Q3 …
Bloomberg:
China's Cyberspace Administration removes Caixin Media, one of the country's most liberal news sources, from an official list of outlets that can be republished  —  - Cyberspace agency puts out list of approved media outlets  — Beijing has proposed banning private capital from most media
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Todd Spangler / Variety:
Roku calls Google's demands for YouTube distribution anticompetitive; if negotiations fail, YouTube won't be available on new Roku devices starting December 9  —  Roku wants its customers to know: The streaming platform company is still battling Google over what it alleges …
Bruce Alpert / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
A Times-Picayune FOIA request took 12 years to be answered by the FBI, four years after the case it concerned ended, an example of how broken FOIA is  —  ‘The Freedom of Information Act is broken,’ said one first amendment attorney.  — 3 min to read  —  1 of 3
Sarah Perez / TechCrunch:
Spotify is rolling out video podcast publishing to all creators via Anchor, which they will be able to monetize through subscriptions  —  Spotify has already invested around $1 billion in podcasting between its acquisitions, exclusive deals, and other partnerships.
Mathieu Rosemain / Reuters:
Facebook signs a preliminary agreement with a French group representing Le Monde and others news outlets, paving the way for it to pay for news content  —  Facebook (FB.O) said on Thursday it had signed a preliminary copyright agreement with a French news publishers' lobby group …
Christi Carras / Los Angeles Times:
Transgender Netflix employees and allies rallied in Los Angeles to protest Dave Chappelle's new show and to push for trans rights; Chappelle fans showed up too  —  Transgender Netflix employees and their allies gathered Wednesday morning on Vine Street in Los Angeles to protest …
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Matt Donnelly / Variety:
Ahead of a walkout by Netflix staff, Ted Sarandos says he “screwed up” internal messaging and acknowledges that “storytelling has real impact in the real world”
 
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RTÉ:
Google News Showcase rolls out in Ireland, with national and regional publications including Irish Independent, The Irish Examiner, and The Irish Times
Aisha Counts / Protocol:
Since May, Google says it has blocked 1.6M messages and restored ~4,000 YouTube influencer accounts affected by a phishing campaign offering fake collaborations
Brian Ng / Nieman Lab:
A look at free Substack newsletter Dirt, which covers online habits and sells NFTs to fund itself and give token owners a say in coverage
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Ian Burrell / New Statesman:
NYT's London newsroom expands to 70 editorial staff, rivaling small UK national titles in scale, as some local papers deride its UK coverage as “delusional”
William Turton / Bloomberg:
Sources: the recent ransomware attack against Sinclair is linked to Russian group Evil Corp., which changed names to avoid 2019 US sanctions
 

 
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Safe Superintelligence Inc.:
Ilya Sutskever, Daniel Gross, and Daniel Levy announce Safe Superintelligence, an American company “with one goal and one product: a safe superintelligence”

Bloomberg:
A look at Nvidia's 591,078% rise since its IPO in 1999; long-time investors in Nvidia have had to stomach three annual collapses of 50% or more in the stock

Lawrence Abrams / BleepingComputer:
CDK Global, which provides SaaS tools for over 15,000 car dealerships in North America, shuts down most of its systems following a cyberattack

 
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